Everything mixes with everything. That seems to be the credo of
Blazin' Quartet that is coming to the North Sea Jazz Festival with
a scratcher from the Balkans. Bassist Mihail Ivanov, drummer Srjdan
Ivanovic, Swedish trombonist Michael Rörby and tenor saxophonist
Joao Driessen bring together worlds that you would not think
possible. Blazin' Quartet plays jazzy folk, infused with electronic
effects and influences that stretch from Turkey to Africa. Blazin'
Quartet already played at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2008 as
the winner of the Dutch Jazz Competition. Since then they have
developed considerably, won even more awards and participated in
the Young VIPs Tour. They will be playing new material at the
festival, developed with digital wizard Zlatko Baracskai from
Sarajevo, who attended the conservatory in The Hague. Together with
Baracskai, the band released its well-received debut album Finding
A Way at the end of 2009.